The Frequency and Impact of Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection in Chronic Asthma Patients – Dr David L. Hahn

Nov 11, 2021 | health and medicine

Original Article Reference

This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Chlamydia pneumoniae and chronic asthma: Updated systematic review and meta-analysis of population attributable risk’, published in the open access journal PLoS ONE.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0250034

About this episode

Chlamydia pneumoniae (or Cp for short) is a respiratory bacterium that causes treatable lung infections in humans and has been linked to the development of asthma. In a recent study, Dr David L. Hahn at St Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available published data on the frequency and impact of Cp infection in child and adult asthma patients, and considered the potential implications for treatment.

 

 

 

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